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George Gooderham

Finance Counsel, London

“I focus on legal and regulatory developments affecting securitisations and the structured debt capital markets more generally, including risk retention, EMIR and ring-fencing.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

George has over 16 years’ experience in the capital markets, particularly focussing on securitisations.

As a counsel based in London, George deals with legal and regulatory queries from across the firm’s international finance practice, drafts precedent documentation and legal opinions, provides tailored training to lawyers and clients, monitors and summarises legal and regulatory developments, drafts practical memoranda on legal and regulatory topics and participates in external consultations and conferences.

In 2001, George spent nine months on secondment with a major UK and international bank, where he focussed on securitisation and in 2007 he spent a year as Head of Securitisation Legal at the London office of an international investment bank.

Work highlights

George’s significant transactional work includes:

  • advising originators, issuers and managers on the impact of EU risk retention rules
  • advising UK high-street banks on the structured finance elements of the new ring-fencing legislation
  • drafting rating-agency standard legal opinions for a variety of structured finance transactions

Professional experience

In 2016, George co-authored a Guidance Note on the use of electronic signatures for a joint working party of the Law Society of England and Wales and the City of London Law Society.

Since 2011, he has participated in the development of the Prime Collateralised Securities project, aimed at revitalising the European securitisation market. He is also a regular speaker at the annual IMN global ABS conference.

Education and qualifications

George studied philosophy, politics and economics at Balliol College, University of Oxford.